Capacitive push-buttons of the future - The smartCAP Concept

New generation capacitive push button can be freely configured and adds value for future IoT applications

CAPTRON, an expert in innovative sensors and sensor systems, will be presenting a new generation of touch buttons at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg (Hall 4A, Booth 235), thereby expanding the range of applications for its successful smartCAP solution. The buttons are ideal for IoT applications and can provide real-time information to the operator.

The new models integrate digital technologies in a unique way. This allows users to flexibly configure the SENSOR pushbutton properties individually and depending on the application using a tablet, smartphone or computer, such as the sensitivity of the sensor, the color of the LEDs, the switching output and the switching function via pushbuttons, switches and toggle flip-flops or lighting variants. In addition, the buttons are IO-Link capable.

Visit us in hall 4A Booth 235

Application areas

Warehouse | Mechanical Engineering | Food and Beverage | Assembly | Automation

Advantages of the smartCAP Concept

  • IoT application suitable
  • flexibly configurable
  • IO-link capable
  • wear and maintenance free
  • 100 % water & oil-proof
  • Shock-resistant
  • Durable service life (More than 100 million operation cycles)
  • TSI-PRM certified

smartCAP as a basis of oneGRID system

smartCAP already in use

SmartCAP is already being used successfully as the basis of CAPTRON's oneGRID system. The picking solution oneGRID is based on the Pick-To-Light (PTL) principle. A four-digit seven-segment LED display within the button signals the Warehouse employee how many parts are required by the item. The removal is acknowledged by pressing the same button. The individual buttons are connected to each other via a daisy chain and are each assigned to a separate BUS address. They use a sensor hub to communicate inventory changes in real time to the company's ERP system.

OneGRID convinces as a closed system consisting of several components, as we already offer for Warehouse Management. As a stand-alone solution, the probes will be able to exploit their full potential for numerous other sectors, such as mechanical engineering, the food and packaging industry, as well as assembly and automation.